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Mike’s Midterm Tsunami Truth #22
If the election is about inflation and the economy, THANK GOD — We Win
I have been waiting for this moment for a long time.
I want all of you to embrace it, too. And every day, for the next 20 days, I want you to spread the good word to everyone you know — online, on phones, in person, via fax, Western Union, Morse Code or Pony Express — because you don’t want the other party, the Party of Greed, in charge at a moment like this. You want the ones who care about you and your children — the side who wants whatever little money is left in your pocket to stay in your pocket.
Not the side that wants to pick your pocket.
Here are the facts you need to share with everyone in your community:
1. We are in the middle of a worldwide inflation crisis caused by a worldwide pandemic PLUS a war between the two largest countries in Europe. Having Republicans in power isn’t going to change that. The last time a European country invaded another European country, the result was that inflation wasn’t on anyone’s mind.
2. The truth today is that Corporate America has purposefully created this inflation “crisis” by taking advantage of the pandemic and the war as an excuse to raise prices on the average consumer. The result: Less money in the average person’s pocket — and record profits posted by numerous companies over the past two years. It’s been one of the biggest ruses in history. Republicans, having pledged their loyalty to make the 1% richer, are counting on us being too stupid to figure it out.
3. How good has it been for the wealthy while a plague killed over one million of us? As my friend, Bernie Sanders, pointed out last week, it’s been really, really good:
The five big oil companies raised prices at gas pumps and that made them a whopping $59 billion in profits — that’s just during the 2nd quarter of this year!
Grocery prices were jacked up by over 33% last year and are expected to go up another 23% this year — making Big Food and Big Agra-billionaires a monstrous $382 billion richer during the pandemic, while the public was forced to feed their families less when they desperately needed to stay healthy in order to avoid the deadly virus.
In a year when Americans needed more health care than ever before, Big Pharma decided to make a killing by charging Americans the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs. Three of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the U.S. – Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, and Abbott – made out like bandits, increasing their profits in just one year by 90% to over $54 billion.
And during last year, it was reported that 46% of all Americans either skipped or delayed the healthcare they needed because they could not afford it — because 85 million of them were uninsured or underinsured — while the six largest health insurance companies in America made over $60 billion in profits!
So why is it that in the polls, Republicans always end up winning the question of “Which party do you trust more with the economy?” Especially when it’s the Democrats who will create a living wage, will continue the $300 child tax credit — which slashed the child poverty rate by over 40% — will create paid family leave for all workers, and on and on. Which party’s policies will put more money in your pockets?
So Republicans think this is how they’re going to win next month. With the mob that made the rich richer? The protectors of wealth and power? Pah-lease.
Why can’t the Democrats convey this simple message? Is it because too many of them should be embarrassed by the big bucks they’ve collected?
If I were them, I would take that blood money and buy 30 minutes of live prime time TV this week on every network, place Biden in front of the camera, and give him the chance to say the following:
My fellow Americans,
I have a simple proposal, an offer I want to make you, one that I will put in stone, swear to on my parents’ Bible, and sign in my own blood if I have to.
I pledge to you tonight, if you decide in this election to leave me the House and the Senate as it currently is — and maybe give me a couple extra Senators for good measure — this is what I promise our legislative and executive branches of your government will do for you in the next two years…
Just before FDR died, he proposed we pass a Second Bill of Rights for all Americans. A bill that grants all of you a basic human right to afford food, decent housing, great public schools, excellent health care for all, a good job with dignity and a living wage, equal rights for women, the right to have time off, the right to not be gouged or to suffer from those who put the profit motive over the need for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
This is all doable and affordable if we accept a slight shift in our values: by putting people over profits, peace over war, public safety for the common good, a fair shake for everyone. A country where all who live here have a seat at the table, and everyone gets a slice of the pie.
Today we live in a country where just three men own more wealth than the combined wealth of 170 million Americans! How did we get to this place? In part, it’s because we let money decide who represents us. We don’t have a full and fair democracy. We need to finish the job. One person, one vote. No electoral college. Gerrymandering and voter suppression — a crime.
I declare inflation over. Because they refused to regulate themselves, corporations will now be subject to price controls and profit limitations. The American people will not be bilked again. The owner’s can make money. They just can’t crush their workers and destroy their consumers.
If you give me a majority in the House and Senate in this election, then we will give you a better and fairer shot at life. You deserve it. And we will make this happen for you.
Thank you. And God protect our troops.
Mike’s Midterm Tsunami of Truths:
Truth #1: The Campaign
Truth #2: Even a kid from 4th hour Trig class can beat this crowd
Truth #3: The Haters, the Bigots and the Supremacists Always Lose in the End
Truth #4: Introducing The Whackadoodle 10
Truth #5: Trump is not the Big Bad Wolf. But he is very afraid of You.
Truth #6: The Easy-to-Digest Republican Party Platform
Truth #7: Biden, Don’t F**k with Me
Truth #8: If you’re not registered, you can’t Roe, Roe, Roe the Vote!
Truth #9: Why will we win? Because the American people hate fascism.
Truth #10: Meet Blake Masters, Whackadoodle No. 9
Truth #11: 147 Reasons We Will Win on November 8th
Truth #12: Biden just gave us a boost and a toke.
Truth #13: Women. That’s it.
Truth #14: If the Mainstream Media Thinks There’s a Chance We May Be Right about Roevember, Watch Out.
Truth #15: Republican candidate for Governor of Pennsylvania, Whackadoodle No. 8
Truth #16: As Alex Jones has now been fined a billion dollars for his lies, that is nothing compared to the punishment other Republicans are going to get on November 8th.
Truth #17: Early Voting, Mail-in Voting, Dropbox Voting — These Were Made for Libs, Hard Workers, Book Readers, Artists, Busy Parents, Slackers, and Progressives like us! In other words, The Majority!
Truth #18: The Good Queen vs. The Mad King
Truth #19: A Workers' Revolt Extends to the Voting Booth
Truth #20: We Are in Charge
Truth #21: Don’t believe it.
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